NORTHBOUND TURKISH STRAITS

INFORMATION TO MASTER:

- Send your SP1 (Sailing Plan 1) report to agent 48 hours before your arrival to the Dardanelles south entrance.

DARDANELLES PASSAGE :

RESTRICTIONS:

* A SPECIAL PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TYPES OF VESSELS OVER 299,9 METERS LOA, 

PROSEDURE:

Please call Mehmetcik Control Station by VHF Channel 11, Prior 30 nm to Mehmetcik Light House, and ask for permission to enter Dardanelles Strait. When you get green light from the Control Station, call also Mehmetcik Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering the Dardanelles and then switch to VHF Channel 13 till leaving the Dardanelles Strait.

PILOT LADDER:

Please prepare pilot ladder on your stb side. If your vessel's free-board exceeds more than 8 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

SANITARY BOAT :

For sanitary boat, please have ready at gangway;

- Copies from tonnage, deratting, register certificates

- Two copies of crew list and ship's stamp

BOSPHORUS PASSAGE : 

RESTRICTIONS:

* A SPECIAL PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TYPES OF VESSELS OVER 299,9 METERS LOA 

DAYLIGHT PASSAGE RESTRICTION FOR TANKERS OVER 200 METERS LOA

PROSEDURE:

Please call Istanbul Control Station by VHF Channel 11, prior 30 nm to Haydarpasa Break Water, and advise your position than proceed as per Control Station's instructions and stand by on VHF Channel 11.

When you get instruction for entrance from the Istanbul Control Station, call also Bosphorus Pilot by VHF Channel 71 advising your position and stand by on VHF Channel 11/71 till entering the strait and then switch to VHF Channel 12 till leaving the strait. Report yourself to Turkeli Control Station by VHF Channel 13 while passing Anadolu Light House. 

PILOT LADDER :

Please prepare pilot ladder on your stb side. If your vessel's free-board exceeds more than 8 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

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